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An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

Citong 莿桐

Cìtóng 莿桐 is a tiny settlement in the middle of Yúnlín 雲林 just east of Xīluó 西螺. It is known mainly for its garlic cultivation and is otherwise not particularly remarkable.

A Long Ride Across Central Taiwan

Outside my front door in Tainan
Outside my front door in Tainan.

I have been working very hard these last few weeks—a little too hard, at times. To break the monotony of laying code every day I elected to go for a proper ride yesterday. Since moving to Tainan City 台南市 I haven’t gone on any long rides whatsoever—so I geared up for a day on the road, preparing for almost any eventuality. I had several destinations in mind such as the badlands to the east of the city but struck out to the north on a whim, intending to make it to at least Chiayi City 嘉義市 by sundown.